Guwahati: The Rupsi airport in Assam is ready to commence flight operations under the regional connectivity scheme Udan, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Tuesday.
The airport has been re-developed at an estimated cost of Rs 69 crore and has also received its license by Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
It is one of India’s newest in RCS route which will cater local population providing direct connectivity to cities like Guwahati and Kolkata.
The facility is spread across 337 acres, its runway is suitable for landing ATR72 type aircraft and its terminal building has 10 check-in counters.
The airport is located in the Kokrajhar district of the state. The nearest town to the airport is Dhubri, which is at a distance of 20 kilometers.
The airport will cater the need of air travellers from four districts of Lower Assam viz. Dhubri, Kokarajhar, Bongaigaon and Goalpara as well as neighbouring states like West Bengal, Meghalaya and some parts of Bhutan.